[DML] overnight running in garage
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[DML] overnight running in garage


Alright, I did something really odd last night. I have one of those "near perfect" Deloreans, 
well maintained through the years, always kept inside, never once have I had any trouble 
with it, 34K miles. I have made a habit of driving it to work at least once a week, and if its 
bad weather/really cold, I run it in the garage for about 20 min once a week. Oi (synthetic) 
was changed about 2,000 miles ago. Anyway....

Last night I decided to start it and let it run for 20 min. I opened the garage door, started 
it, went inside, and I fell asleep! The next morning my wife said "Did you mean to run the 
car all night?". Well, I went out and found that the garage was very hot, and I turned off 
the car. Temp was normal, and there were no leaks of any sort. After a 3 hour cool down, I 
checked the fluids, and the oil and coolant was full. I added some gas (it was very close to 
empty), and it started right up, idle was normal and I took a test drive. Since I worried 
about the plugs being fouled from a 14 hour idle, I ran it pretty hard at 3500-5000 rpm 
for about 30 min on the highway. Not one problem with acceleration or performance, 
cooling fans or AC. It started when hot or cold. 

So, the car seems to be fine. My question relates to what I should do now, if anything. I 
feel so stupid having done this.

vin #005983
Baltimore, MD


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